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May 18, 2011

Anglosphere comparisons

The most interesting chart below is infant mortality rate over time.

May 11, 2011

Brown man + white woman

Filed under: data,Identity,Interracial,marriage,United States — Razib Khan @ 3:19 pm

The title was for search engine optimization! :-) There’s a new blog, Inverted Trope, which is about “the cultural portrayal of relationships between brown men and white women.” People in such relationships naturally do notice these sorts of things. It’s human nature. But there’s one thing I do want to enter into the record: clearing up issues of sex differences in marriage between Asians and whites. The website Asian Nation has posted 2000 census data. Below I’ve reproduced the Asian – white pairings by sex, and, for all marriages, as well as those between only those born or raised in the USA.

So the chart below you see that 6 percent of all Asian Indian men were married to white women, while restricting the marriages to only those individuals born or raised in the USA you obtain that 31 percent of Asian Indian men were married to white women. The respective numbers for women are 4 and 36 percent.

All marriages between pairs Both individuals US-born or raised

White W
White M
White W
White M
Asian Indian M 6 Asian Indian W 4 Asian Indian M 31 Asian Indian W 36
Chinese M 5 Chinese W 14 Chinese M 30 Chinese W 40
Filipino M 9 Filipino W 27 Filipino M 36 Filipino W 46
Japanese M 20 Japanese W 27 Japanese M 38 Japanese W 32
Korean M 6 Korean W 24 Korean M 40 Korean W 61

Two things that jump out of these data:

1) The sex difference difference between all marriages and native/raised only marriages is probably pointing to the reality of a lot of foreign Asian women who marry white American men.

2) The proportion of native born for each Asian group differs a lot. The vast majority of Indian Americans today and in 2000 were born and raised abroad, especially those of marriage age. So to a good approximation the total intermarriage rate is reflecting that of an immigrant community. In contrast the majority of Japanese Americans are not immigrants, but the descendants of early 20th century migrations. So the “all” pool is very different from the US-born and raised pool.

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